SOURCE: AlgoSec

June 16, 2008 08:30 ET

AlgoSec Unveils FireFlow, Breakthrough Network Security Change Workflow Solution

New Offering Automates Lifecycle Process of Network Security Policy Changes

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - AlgoSec Inc., the leading provider of Network Security Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced the launch of FireFlow, an-end-to-end policy change workflow solution. The FireFlow product automates what is often a disjointed and manual process to ensure that changes to network security policies are approved, necessary and implemented as intended. With FireFlow, companies have an automated policy change management solution that allows them to proactively reduce risk, enforce security policies and increase operational efficiency.

FireFlow is a companion product to the AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) product suite, the market's leading Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions. FireFlow is built on AFA technology that provides unprecedented analysis of firewalls, routers and VPNs and is the first solution to automate the entire life cycle of network security policy change requests from submission through audit.

The FireFlow product automates the workflow management process, providing transparency to key stakeholders throughout the cycle. This delivers an unprecedented level of IT governance in the network security arena providing end-to-end accountability. FireFlow assists network administrators to translate business requests into actionable policy changes. It retains existing change management processes for submitting ticket requests including email and web forms, eliminating the need to train end users. It also integrates seamlessly with multiple enterprise change management systems including, BMC Remedy, HP ServiceCenter (formerly Peregrine) and others. It supports multiple vendors, including Check Point, Cisco and Juniper.

With FireFlow enterprises can now:

--  Automate the process of multiple change requests
--  Manage changes in multi-vendor, multi-device environments
--  Verify changes are pre-approved
--  Understand if a need really exists to implement a change
--  Discover which policies are affected by the change
--  Identify the impact on the security posture
--  Ensure changes are executed as intended
--  Avoid bloat of the policy rule base
--  Comply with corporate and regulatory standards
--  Link change request tickets to actual rule changes
--  Produce audit-ready reports of the change life cycle
    

"A direct result of customer demand, FireFlow is the first workflow solution that automates the entire lifecycle of network security policy changes," said Dr. Avishai Wool, AlgoSec co-founder and CTO. "Until now organizations have been forced to rely on improvised solutions and limited enterprise change management systems to oversee the change lifecycle. With FireFlow we provide an automated solution with built-in deep risk analysis capabilities that not only integrates with firewall deployments but also integrates with enterprises' existing change management methods, if they have one, be it email, web forms or an enterprise change management system."

For more information on FireFlow visit: http://www.algosec.com/en/products/fireflow_overview.php

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for FireFlow, which will being rolling out in Q3, will start at $24,000.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec provides advanced management solutions for computer network security. Global 2000 organizations around the world are using AlgoSec's market leading software to analyze, audit and certify firewall and router ACL policies and for change management, security compliance and policy optimization. AlgoSec offers IT security and operations personnel unparalleled visibility and guidance to ensure their policies are secure and comply with corporate and government-mandated policies while adhering to industry best practices.

AlgoSec Inc., Algorithmic Security, AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer, FireFlow and the AlgoSec logo are trademarks of Algorithmic Security Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders. For more information about AlgoSec visit: www.algosec.com.

Contact Information

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